Applications from master’s graduates (or equivalent) who would like to pursue a doctoral degree at Universitat Rovira i Virgili are welcome. In this call, we will be offering PhD positions under two different editions: STANDARD and MSCA-COFUND.

In 2021, the PhD selected candidates (one position reserved for a researcher with disabilities, under the MSCA-COFUND Edition) will be the beneficiaries of a 3-year employment contract and all the advantages of the Martí i Franquès Programme:

  • Highly competitive and attractive salaries
  • The chance to participate in co-tutorship; that is, in a cotutelle agreement between other universities and the URV
  • An international environment, supported by the endorsement to the European Charter & Code
  • Enrolment in excellent doctoral programmes
  • Access to a comprehensive research training package, together with an attractive transversal skills programme
  • The opportunity to undertake research in one of the top 600 universities in the world (101-150th THE Young Universities Ranking)
  • Access to high-quality facilities and infrastructure for research & innovation
  • Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment
  • Equal opportunities for all

The positions are based on individual projects encompassing all areas of research: Sciences, Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Architecture, Social and Legal Sciences.

The Martí i Franquès research grants programme, a public-private cooperation designed to attract highly talented doctoral researchers to work on exciting research projects. This programme honours the scientist Antoni Martí i Franquès (Altafulla, 1750 – Tarragona, 1832), who made remarkable contributions not only to the fields of biology, physics and chemistry but also to the economic development of Southern Catalonia. He was the first scientist to accurately establish the composition of air.

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Spain, is a modern public higher education institution, internationally recognised for providing high-quality teaching and top-of-the-line research, as shown in the international rankings.

Applications are open from July 1st, to September 6th. More information on the programme and how to apply here.